November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Basketball camps for island youth planned

The Jamestown Recreation Department has announced starting dates for its youth basketball program. The instructional league will begin on Monday, Nov. 28. More...

Fundraiser planned to support NK basketball

The North Kingstown High School basketball program will hold a fundraiser and pasta dinner on Friday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the NKHS cafeteria and gym. More...

BALL CONTROL

Jamestown’s Fergus O’Farrell, a captain of the Portsmouth Abbey soccer team and a cornerstone of the Ravens’ offense, takes the ball up in a recent 3-2 win against Tilton School (N. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone for help with baskets

The members of the St. Mark Outreach would like to thank everyone who donated to the Thanksgiving turkey baskets and the food pantry. More...

Thanks to ’Ganny and musicians for benefit

On Oct. 30, a benefit was held at the Narragansett Café in memory of Jamestown resident Josh Barber, who took his own life on Aug. 31, 2010. More...

Ornaments cut cost of tree lighting

Did you know that each of the golden bell ornaments on the Jamestown Village Christmas tree has a name on it? Over the years Jamestowners have purchased bells to help defray the cost of the Jamestown tree lighting ceremony. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of November 23 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Nov. 15, 8:19 a.m., Rescue 1 and Car, at the fire station for a walk in. Nov. 15, 1:11 p.m., Car 4, Engine 3, Rescue 3 and Recue 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for an auto accident. Nov. More...

POLICE LOG

Weapons possession More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Thomas Harris received a permit Nov. 14 to strip cedar shingles and reroof a residence at 876 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $2,500. Cynthia Flagg received a permit Nov. More...

Council schedules ‘special meeting’ with contractors to discuss Fort Getty

The Town Council this week outlined the short-term process it will follow towards a first-cut decision on the current and proposed uses of Fort Getty. More...

Legal issues hamper zoning for proposed turbine

The Town Council this week quickly decided on a contract for the purchase of electricity for the island’s schools and municipal buildings. More...

Editorial

Ecumenical Corner

Traditionally, Thanksgiving traces its origins to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth colony. More...

A day of Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time to gather together with our family and friends and share a traditional feast. The holiday is considered one of our nation’s most traveled, as people journey many miles to be with their loved ones. More...

Small Business Saturday

You may have seen the commercials on television. Maybe you’ve heard the buzz at the coffee shop. The word is out: Everyone is urged to shop at small businesses this Saturday, Nov. 26. More...

About Town

‘The Body in the Sleigh’ on deck for book club

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s Monday Night Mystery Book Club will discuss Katherine Hall Page’s “The Body in the Sleigh” on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. More...

All islanders invited to JSA’s potluck dinner

The Jamestown Shores Association will have a short business meeting followed by a potluck dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Senior Center. All residents of Jamestown are welcome to attend. More...

Tickets now on sale for JCC’s “Messiah” concert

Advance tickets for the Jamestown Community Chorus’ upcoming concert – “Favorite Choruses from Handel’s Messiah with Festival Orchestra and English Carols” – are now available. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to Kathy Koken and John Preece of Pemberton Avenue for donating their 55-foot Norway spruce to be the town Christmas tree at East Ferry. More...

Obituaries

Earl A. Dominique

Earl A. Dominique, 65, of Pemberton Avenue, Jamestown, died Nov. 12, 2011, at Newport Hospital. Born and brought up in Pawtucket, Earl was the son of the late Earl L. and Henrietta Dominique. He spent many summers in Jamestown as a child. More...

Legals

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 13, 2011, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...